Under the direction of NAC Orchestra Music Director Alexander Shelley, the NAC Orchestra released new recordings in the spring of 2020 featuring Romantic music by Clara and Robert Schumann, and Johannes Brahms.
The first album, Darlings of the Muses, included improvisations inspired by the music of Clara Schumann by Venezuelan pianist Gabriella Montero. The album also includes Robert Schumann’s and Johannes Brahms’ First Symphonies, as well as Clara Schumann’s Piano concerto in A Minor, Op. 7.
“I have always loved these symphonies and saw many links between them. It’s always been my dream to record them and release them together," says Alexander. “No story of these two composers is complete without Clara, as famous in her lifetime as her husband, and a strong influence on both Robert and Johannes.”
The remaining three albums that will complete the set will be released over the next two years.
Since 2016, Alexander Shelley has led exciting recording projects featuring the NAC Orchestra, earning an incredible five JUNO nominations, including two wins, for Best Classical Composition in 2018 and 2019. Thanks to the support of donors like you, recordings such as these are made possible, helping to promote the incredible musicianship of the NAC Orchestra and raising its reputation on the international stage.
Listen to these incredible recordings here.
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